Romain Deville

cinema: my favourites of 2016

While 2016 hasn’t been a great year for most on a global level (cf. the news), the human mind never stops to amaze when it’s focused on bringing us entertainment and 2016 have been quite rich in good films to watch on the big screen.

Here are my favourites, month per month:


Kung Fu Panda 3

What I particularly liked: Revisiting similar themes as the previous opus while still being wildly entertaining.



What I particularly liked: The humour, unrealistic violence and the frozen CGI scenes.



What I particularly liked: Humans traits portrayed by animals / The fluffiness :3


The Jungle Book

What I particularly liked: While it wasn’t my favourite Disney, it felt good to revisit an old classic.


The Nice Guys

What I particularly liked: The conspiracy plot, the dynamic between the two main characters and the zeitgeist from the 70s.


Finding Dory

What I particularly liked: The octopus.


Ghostbusters (2016)

What I particularly liked: A nice homage to the original… and Chris Hemsworth dancing.


Kubo and the Two Strings

What I particularly liked: The emotionally charged family story, the taste of Japanese tale and the amazing stop motion work.


Bridget Jones’s Baby

What I particularly liked: Rediscovering the magic of the 1st episode / The Oh-So-British humour.


The Accountant

What I particularly liked: <3 Ben Affleck <3 (Sorry, October was a bit dry in good releases).


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

What I particularly liked: Uh, helloooo? “Harry Potter universe” and “written by J.K. Rowling”, need I say more?


Rogue One

What I particularly liked: I actually haven’t seen this one yet but it sounds like a safe bet.

Writing this reminded me that my inner child is still very much there and that the quality of animation films keeps on impressing me year after year. My apologies to The Secret Life of Pets and Moana which I very much enjoyed but who didn’t make it to this list because of Ghostbusters (2016) and Fantastic Beasts, respectively.

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